Thousands of people gather on the corniche near the court house in Benghazi, Libya, on February 25, 2011 for the Friday sermon and prayers, shortly after the revolution began. 
       
     
       
     
 Men weep at the funeral of a friend who succumbed to his injuries sustained during the first days of the Libyan Revolution, in Benghazi, Libya on February 25, 2011. 
       
     
 A fighter pilot turned revolutionary, Mohamed Mufta Dineiri, makes a statement for Libyan television in which he renounced the regime and confirmed his solidarity with the opposition on February 26, 2011 in Benghazi, Libya. 
       
     
 Family and friends of slain cartoonist and journalist Qais el-Haldy carry his coffin for burial in Benghazi, Eastern Libya on March 21, 2011. 
       
     
 A woman holds a picture of her son, who she claims was killed in the 1996 Abu Salim massacre, along with over 1,200 other men. Benghazi, Libya, February 26, 2011. 
       
     
 A room used by Gaddafi soldiers is seen littered with their clothing shortly after they fled their posts at a military base near Marsa Brega, Libya, on March 5, 2011. 
       
     
 Suspected mercenaries are held in a prison cell at the courthouse in Benghazi. Most turned out to be innocent migrant workers caught up in the revolution, suspected of being hired by Ghaddafi to kill protesters. February 25, 2011, Benghazi, Libya. 
       
     
 A rebel fighter runs toward the frontline facing Gaddafi forces on the outskirts of Ajdabiya, Eastern Libya, on March 25, 2011. 
       
     
 Libyan men, many of whom were regular civilians just days before, picked up weapons and heavy machinery at the beginning of March to fight against Ghaddafi loyalists outside of Ajdabiya on March 2, 2011 in eastern Libya. 
       
     
 Rebel fighters and passersby run towards safety as shells fired by Gaddafi forces land to the sides of the road near Ajdabiya on April 1, 2011. Much of the war in the east was fought in a back-and-forth manner, with rebels and Gaddafi fighters gaining a strip of road only to lose it again the next day. 
       
     
 Rebel fighters attempt to identify their dead comrades near the frontline between Ajdabiya and Marsa Brega on April 1, 2011. 
       
     
 Rebel fighters at sunset on the outskirts of Ajdabiya watch tracer bullets light up the sky on March 25, 2011. 
       
     
 A former diving instructor and hunter-turned-sniper takes aim at a Ghaddafi position from an abandoned hospital building in Misurata on April 16, 2011. 
       
     
 Bodies of Gaddafi's soldiers lay in a makeshift cell near a hospital in Benghazi, Libya, on March 20, 2011, a day after Western powers including the UK and France began airstrikes on Gaddafi's forces, which threatened to crush the revolution in the east with their speedy march towards Benghazi. 
       
     
 A rebel fighter sorts through ammunition boxes at the Ras Lanuf checkpoint on March 8, 2011. 
       
     
 A nurse with the corpse of a fighter killed by a loyalist sniper in Bin Jawad on March 29, 2011. This nurse was later injured when NATO airstrikes mistakenly fired on rebel fighter convoys at the gate of Ajdabiya at the beginning of April. 
       
     
 Libyans observe the damage to the Al-Baida military base after a heavy battle at the beginning of the revolution on February 27, 2011, in Al Baida, Libya. 
       
     
 Libyan rebels run away from sniper fire during a series of heavy fighting against government forces in the final battle for Sirte, Libya, on October 7, 2011, days before Muammar Gaddafi's capture and death. 
       
     
 Rebel fighters mourn the loss of their friend during heavy fighting in Sirte, Libya, on October 7, 2011.
       
     
 Farm buildings burn in the distance as fighters rest on the outskirts of Sirte, October 7, 2011.
       
     
 Rebel fighters oil shells before they are launched from an area near a pigeon farm just outside of Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown and one of the last remaining towns being fought over in the seven-month war. October 7, 2011
       
     
 A suspected Gaddafi loyalist is taunted and interrogated by rebel fighters just outside of Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown and one of the last remaining towns being fought over in the seven-month war on October 7, 2011. 
       
     
 A rebel commander, killed by a Gaddafi sniper is dragged away from fire during heavy fighting in Sirte on October 11, 2011. 
       
     
 A view of the main downtown area of Sirte four days after the capture and killing of Muammar el Gaddafi. October 24, 2011. 
       
     
 Bodies lay on the front lawn and beach of the Mahari Hotel, where 53 dead were found following the battle for Sirte, Libya, on October 23, 2011. Most of the bodies had been there for at least several days, some with hands bound behind their backs and many with bandaged wounds in an apparent mass execution of injured Gaddafi loyalists by rebel fighters as they attempted to flee from a nearby hospital.
       
     
 Rebel fighters walk through a burned-out hall of the Ouagadougou Convention Center in Sirte, on October 9, 2011. 
       
     
 Rebels celebrate the taking of Ouagadougou Convention Center as well as the Ibn Sina hospital on October 9, 2011 in Sirte. Fighters went through many offices and bedrooms, and were on the lookout for snipers as resistance continued throughout the day. 
       
     
 The site where 53 bodies found at the Mahari Hotel near Sirte, Libya, on October 23, 2011. Most of the bodies had been there for at least several days, some with hands bound behind their backs and many with bandaged wounds in an apparent mass execution of Gaddafi loyalists by rebel fighters as they attempted to flee from a nearby hospital.
       
     
 The interior of one of the main Internal Security Buildings, which housed Abdullah Senussi's office, and was bombed by NATO several times, as seen on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in the Shara al-Zawyiah neighborhood of Tripoli, Libya. Senussi was Colonel Muammar el-Gaddafi's brother in law, as well as head of Internal Security in the 1980s before becoming the head of Libyan military intelligence. This building in particular had several underground holding cells for prisoners who were deemed a grave threat to Libyan security.    
       
     
 A destroyed poster of Gaddafi lays in ruins on the floor of a school in Towergha, a town east of Misurata, on October 25, 2011. Towergha has been cleared of all its residents accused by the Misuratans of fighting for Gaddafi forces during the siege of Misurata between March and June. 
       
     
 Thousands of people gather on the corniche near the court house in Benghazi, Libya, on February 25, 2011 for the Friday sermon and prayers, shortly after the revolution began. 
       
     

Thousands of people gather on the corniche near the court house in Benghazi, Libya, on February 25, 2011 for the Friday sermon and prayers, shortly after the revolution began. 

       
     
 Men weep at the funeral of a friend who succumbed to his injuries sustained during the first days of the Libyan Revolution, in Benghazi, Libya on February 25, 2011. 
       
     

Men weep at the funeral of a friend who succumbed to his injuries sustained during the first days of the Libyan Revolution, in Benghazi, Libya on February 25, 2011. 

 A fighter pilot turned revolutionary, Mohamed Mufta Dineiri, makes a statement for Libyan television in which he renounced the regime and confirmed his solidarity with the opposition on February 26, 2011 in Benghazi, Libya. 
       
     

A fighter pilot turned revolutionary, Mohamed Mufta Dineiri, makes a statement for Libyan television in which he renounced the regime and confirmed his solidarity with the opposition on February 26, 2011 in Benghazi, Libya. 

 Family and friends of slain cartoonist and journalist Qais el-Haldy carry his coffin for burial in Benghazi, Eastern Libya on March 21, 2011. 
       
     

Family and friends of slain cartoonist and journalist Qais el-Haldy carry his coffin for burial in Benghazi, Eastern Libya on March 21, 2011. 

 A woman holds a picture of her son, who she claims was killed in the 1996 Abu Salim massacre, along with over 1,200 other men. Benghazi, Libya, February 26, 2011. 
       
     

A woman holds a picture of her son, who she claims was killed in the 1996 Abu Salim massacre, along with over 1,200 other men. Benghazi, Libya, February 26, 2011. 

 A room used by Gaddafi soldiers is seen littered with their clothing shortly after they fled their posts at a military base near Marsa Brega, Libya, on March 5, 2011. 
       
     

A room used by Gaddafi soldiers is seen littered with their clothing shortly after they fled their posts at a military base near Marsa Brega, Libya, on March 5, 2011. 

 Suspected mercenaries are held in a prison cell at the courthouse in Benghazi. Most turned out to be innocent migrant workers caught up in the revolution, suspected of being hired by Ghaddafi to kill protesters. February 25, 2011, Benghazi, Libya. 
       
     

Suspected mercenaries are held in a prison cell at the courthouse in Benghazi. Most turned out to be innocent migrant workers caught up in the revolution, suspected of being hired by Ghaddafi to kill protesters. February 25, 2011, Benghazi, Libya. 

 A rebel fighter runs toward the frontline facing Gaddafi forces on the outskirts of Ajdabiya, Eastern Libya, on March 25, 2011. 
       
     

A rebel fighter runs toward the frontline facing Gaddafi forces on the outskirts of Ajdabiya, Eastern Libya, on March 25, 2011. 

 Libyan men, many of whom were regular civilians just days before, picked up weapons and heavy machinery at the beginning of March to fight against Ghaddafi loyalists outside of Ajdabiya on March 2, 2011 in eastern Libya. 
       
     

Libyan men, many of whom were regular civilians just days before, picked up weapons and heavy machinery at the beginning of March to fight against Ghaddafi loyalists outside of Ajdabiya on March 2, 2011 in eastern Libya. 

 Rebel fighters and passersby run towards safety as shells fired by Gaddafi forces land to the sides of the road near Ajdabiya on April 1, 2011. Much of the war in the east was fought in a back-and-forth manner, with rebels and Gaddafi fighters gaining a strip of road only to lose it again the next day. 
       
     

Rebel fighters and passersby run towards safety as shells fired by Gaddafi forces land to the sides of the road near Ajdabiya on April 1, 2011. Much of the war in the east was fought in a back-and-forth manner, with rebels and Gaddafi fighters gaining a strip of road only to lose it again the next day. 

 Rebel fighters attempt to identify their dead comrades near the frontline between Ajdabiya and Marsa Brega on April 1, 2011. 
       
     

Rebel fighters attempt to identify their dead comrades near the frontline between Ajdabiya and Marsa Brega on April 1, 2011. 

 Rebel fighters at sunset on the outskirts of Ajdabiya watch tracer bullets light up the sky on March 25, 2011. 
       
     

Rebel fighters at sunset on the outskirts of Ajdabiya watch tracer bullets light up the sky on March 25, 2011. 

 A former diving instructor and hunter-turned-sniper takes aim at a Ghaddafi position from an abandoned hospital building in Misurata on April 16, 2011. 
       
     

A former diving instructor and hunter-turned-sniper takes aim at a Ghaddafi position from an abandoned hospital building in Misurata on April 16, 2011. 

 Bodies of Gaddafi's soldiers lay in a makeshift cell near a hospital in Benghazi, Libya, on March 20, 2011, a day after Western powers including the UK and France began airstrikes on Gaddafi's forces, which threatened to crush the revolution in the east with their speedy march towards Benghazi. 
       
     

Bodies of Gaddafi's soldiers lay in a makeshift cell near a hospital in Benghazi, Libya, on March 20, 2011, a day after Western powers including the UK and France began airstrikes on Gaddafi's forces, which threatened to crush the revolution in the east with their speedy march towards Benghazi. 

 A rebel fighter sorts through ammunition boxes at the Ras Lanuf checkpoint on March 8, 2011. 
       
     

A rebel fighter sorts through ammunition boxes at the Ras Lanuf checkpoint on March 8, 2011. 

 A nurse with the corpse of a fighter killed by a loyalist sniper in Bin Jawad on March 29, 2011. This nurse was later injured when NATO airstrikes mistakenly fired on rebel fighter convoys at the gate of Ajdabiya at the beginning of April. 
       
     

A nurse with the corpse of a fighter killed by a loyalist sniper in Bin Jawad on March 29, 2011. This nurse was later injured when NATO airstrikes mistakenly fired on rebel fighter convoys at the gate of Ajdabiya at the beginning of April. 

 Libyans observe the damage to the Al-Baida military base after a heavy battle at the beginning of the revolution on February 27, 2011, in Al Baida, Libya. 
       
     

Libyans observe the damage to the Al-Baida military base after a heavy battle at the beginning of the revolution on February 27, 2011, in Al Baida, Libya. 

 Libyan rebels run away from sniper fire during a series of heavy fighting against government forces in the final battle for Sirte, Libya, on October 7, 2011, days before Muammar Gaddafi's capture and death. 
       
     

Libyan rebels run away from sniper fire during a series of heavy fighting against government forces in the final battle for Sirte, Libya, on October 7, 2011, days before Muammar Gaddafi's capture and death. 

 Rebel fighters mourn the loss of their friend during heavy fighting in Sirte, Libya, on October 7, 2011.
       
     

Rebel fighters mourn the loss of their friend during heavy fighting in Sirte, Libya, on October 7, 2011.

 Farm buildings burn in the distance as fighters rest on the outskirts of Sirte, October 7, 2011.
       
     

Farm buildings burn in the distance as fighters rest on the outskirts of Sirte, October 7, 2011.

 Rebel fighters oil shells before they are launched from an area near a pigeon farm just outside of Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown and one of the last remaining towns being fought over in the seven-month war. October 7, 2011
       
     

Rebel fighters oil shells before they are launched from an area near a pigeon farm just outside of Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown and one of the last remaining towns being fought over in the seven-month war. October 7, 2011

 A suspected Gaddafi loyalist is taunted and interrogated by rebel fighters just outside of Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown and one of the last remaining towns being fought over in the seven-month war on October 7, 2011. 
       
     

A suspected Gaddafi loyalist is taunted and interrogated by rebel fighters just outside of Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown and one of the last remaining towns being fought over in the seven-month war on October 7, 2011. 

 A rebel commander, killed by a Gaddafi sniper is dragged away from fire during heavy fighting in Sirte on October 11, 2011. 
       
     

A rebel commander, killed by a Gaddafi sniper is dragged away from fire during heavy fighting in Sirte on October 11, 2011. 

 A view of the main downtown area of Sirte four days after the capture and killing of Muammar el Gaddafi. October 24, 2011. 
       
     

A view of the main downtown area of Sirte four days after the capture and killing of Muammar el Gaddafi. October 24, 2011. 

 Bodies lay on the front lawn and beach of the Mahari Hotel, where 53 dead were found following the battle for Sirte, Libya, on October 23, 2011. Most of the bodies had been there for at least several days, some with hands bound behind their backs and many with bandaged wounds in an apparent mass execution of injured Gaddafi loyalists by rebel fighters as they attempted to flee from a nearby hospital.
       
     

Bodies lay on the front lawn and beach of the Mahari Hotel, where 53 dead were found following the battle for Sirte, Libya, on October 23, 2011. Most of the bodies had been there for at least several days, some with hands bound behind their backs and many with bandaged wounds in an apparent mass execution of injured Gaddafi loyalists by rebel fighters as they attempted to flee from a nearby hospital.

 Rebel fighters walk through a burned-out hall of the Ouagadougou Convention Center in Sirte, on October 9, 2011. 
       
     

Rebel fighters walk through a burned-out hall of the Ouagadougou Convention Center in Sirte, on October 9, 2011. 

 Rebels celebrate the taking of Ouagadougou Convention Center as well as the Ibn Sina hospital on October 9, 2011 in Sirte. Fighters went through many offices and bedrooms, and were on the lookout for snipers as resistance continued throughout the day. 
       
     

Rebels celebrate the taking of Ouagadougou Convention Center as well as the Ibn Sina hospital on October 9, 2011 in Sirte. Fighters went through many offices and bedrooms, and were on the lookout for snipers as resistance continued throughout the day. 

 The site where 53 bodies found at the Mahari Hotel near Sirte, Libya, on October 23, 2011. Most of the bodies had been there for at least several days, some with hands bound behind their backs and many with bandaged wounds in an apparent mass execution of Gaddafi loyalists by rebel fighters as they attempted to flee from a nearby hospital.
       
     

The site where 53 bodies found at the Mahari Hotel near Sirte, Libya, on October 23, 2011. Most of the bodies had been there for at least several days, some with hands bound behind their backs and many with bandaged wounds in an apparent mass execution of Gaddafi loyalists by rebel fighters as they attempted to flee from a nearby hospital.

 The interior of one of the main Internal Security Buildings, which housed Abdullah Senussi's office, and was bombed by NATO several times, as seen on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in the Shara al-Zawyiah neighborhood of Tripoli, Libya. Senussi was Colonel Muammar el-Gaddafi's brother in law, as well as head of Internal Security in the 1980s before becoming the head of Libyan military intelligence. This building in particular had several underground holding cells for prisoners who were deemed a grave threat to Libyan security.    
       
     

The interior of one of the main Internal Security Buildings, which housed Abdullah Senussi's office, and was bombed by NATO several times, as seen on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in the Shara al-Zawyiah neighborhood of Tripoli, Libya. Senussi was Colonel Muammar el-Gaddafi's brother in law, as well as head of Internal Security in the 1980s before becoming the head of Libyan military intelligence. This building in particular had several underground holding cells for prisoners who were deemed a grave threat to Libyan security. 

 

 A destroyed poster of Gaddafi lays in ruins on the floor of a school in Towergha, a town east of Misurata, on October 25, 2011. Towergha has been cleared of all its residents accused by the Misuratans of fighting for Gaddafi forces during the siege of Misurata between March and June. 
       
     

A destroyed poster of Gaddafi lays in ruins on the floor of a school in Towergha, a town east of Misurata, on October 25, 2011. Towergha has been cleared of all its residents accused by the Misuratans of fighting for Gaddafi forces during the siege of Misurata between March and June.